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 Robert Thomas Barry  (1936 - )

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BIOGRAPHY for Robert Barry
1936 (Bronx, New York City)
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Robert T. Barry (b. 1936)

Robert Barry was born in the Bronx in New York on March 9, 1936.

Barry grew up in the Bronx.  He studied under William Baziotes and Robert Motherwell at the Hunter College, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side one of the constituent organizations of the City University of New York.  Barry obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts from Hunter College.  Later he joined the college’s faculty.  

In the later 1960‘s, Barry abandoned painting and is known for his non-visable works.  In this invisible art, Barry used materials such as: ultrasonic radiation, inert gases, radio waves and electromagnetic energy.

Starting in 1969, Barry showed a series of works projecting slides that were imprinted directly on walls and comprised of composed words both drawn on sheets of paper and spoken on tape.

Barry has and continues to have many solo and group exhibitions across the world.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2011 "Silver" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
2010 "Words and Music" The Common Guild, Glasgow / Schottland
2009 "Word Lists” Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
2009 "RB 62-08” Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York City
2008 "Works on Paper from the 1970s and a New Windowpiece"
2008 "It is, It isn’t - Live Performance" Jan Mot Gallery, Brüssel
2007 "Robert Barry" Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Neapel
2006 "Old and New Works" Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
2006 "Some Times" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
2005 "25 Paintings and a Video" Gasser & Grunert Gallery, New York City
2004 "New Mirrors. New Videos. Old Drawings" Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
2002 Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
2001 "Project for McKinsey & Selected Works" McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf
1998 Kunstraum Neue Kunst, Hannover
1998 The Box, Turin
1998 Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
1996 Galerie Steinek, Wien
1995 Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
11994 "Wallworks and New Pieces" Galerie Art & Public, Genf
1993 Galerie Steinek, Wien
1992 Galerie Klemens Gasser, Bolzano
1992 Art & Project / Van Krimpen, Rotterdam
1991 Galeria 57, Madrid
1991 Le Consortium, Dijon
1990 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco / California
1989 Julian Pretto Gallery, New York City
1989 Delfryd Celf Gallery, Wales
1988 Galerie Waßermann + edition e, München
1987 Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
1985 The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago / Illinois
1984 David Bellman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario / Canada
1983 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
1982 Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco / California
1981 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
1980 "1-80 Series: Robert Barry" Joselyn Art Museum, Omaha / Nebraska
1979 Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
1978 Museum Folkwang, Essen
1978 Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco / California
1977 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
1976 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
1975 Cusack Gallery, Houston / Texas
1974 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
1972 Galleria Toselli, Mailand
1971 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
1964 Westerly Gallery, New York City

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